4Stokes, G. T. "St. Fechin of Fore and His Monastery." The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Fifth 2.1 (1892): 4-5.
The full quotation from Stokes reads: "He established island monasteries on islets lining the Galway coast, where he was the first man to preach the Gospel, and baptize the inhabitants, showing us, as his earliest Lives do, that Paganism prevailed in the extreme west of this country, even after St. Columba had converted the Highlanders of Scotland. These monasteries continued in the islands of Ardoilen and Immagia tilI the time of Colgan, and from them Colgan obtained the most ancient manuscripts connected with our saint's life."